Well, here we are...a Saturday afternoon. Ray Stevens is scheduled to appear at The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino later tonight in New Mexico. In the meantime I thought it would be a good opportunity to start this latest blog series where I write about every Ray Stevens studio album in history from 1962 through 2012. I title this series as such because vinyl albums, also known as an LP (long-playing), were manufactured in large quantities through the late '80s and to a lesser extent as the 1990's began. Vinyl became less and less visible though, in retail stores, by that point in time so music consumers purchased cassette tape and the CD as an alternative. Vinyl singles continued to show up as late as 1994, for example, perhaps for jukebox operators who hadn't switched to a digital alternative. I have a few vinyl singles from the early '90s in my modest collection so I know that some record companies were still pressing them.
Coming up next in the series is This Is Ray Stevens from 1963, Ray's second studio album.